-By Oriade Ayomide
Samsung looks set to unveil the Galaxy S5, the newest version of its flagship smartphone, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 24.
The new smartphone is expected to feature a bigger screen, incorporated biometric scanners and additional peripherals, including a smartwatch. Samsung is expecting its weakest mobile growth in seven years due to competition provided by Chinese vendors and Apple’s recent release of the iPhone 5c and 5s.
The company has been under pressure to improve performance after the release of the iPhone 5s, the first smartphone to incorporate 64-bit architecture. Samsung will also be in for stiffer challenges after Apple’s penetration of the Chinese market as well as Lenovo’s recent acquisition of Motorola Mobility.